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delinquent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delinquent  \De*lin"quent\a.  [L.  delinquens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  delinquere  to  fail  be  wanting  in  one's  duty,  do  wrong  de-  + 
  linquere  to  leave  See  {Loan},  n.] 
  Failing  in  duty;  offending  by  neglect  of  duty. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delinquent  \De*lin"quent\,  n. 
  One  who  fails  or  neglects  to  perform  his  duty;  an  offender  or 
  transgressor;  one  who  commits  a  fault  or  a  crime;  a  culprit. 
 
  A  delinquent  ought  to  be  cited  in  the  place  or 
  jurisdiction  where  the  delinquency  was  committed. 
  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delinquent 
  adj  1:  guilty  of  a  minor  misdeed;  "delinquent  minors" 
  2:  failing  in  what  duty  requires;  "derelict  (or  delinquent)  in 
  his  duty";  "neglectful  of  his  duties";  "remiss  of  you  not 
  to  pay  your  bills"  [syn:  {derelict},  {neglectful},  {remiss}] 
  3:  persistently  bad  "school  for  delinquent  boys" 
  4:  past  due;  not  paid  at  the  scheduled  time;  "an  overdue 
  installment";  "a  delinquent  account"  [syn:  {overdue}] 
  n  :  a  young  offender  [syn:  {juvenile  delinquent}] 




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